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Canadian Fashion Connection – Backing the Bandage Dress

Hervé Peugnet was born in 1957, and after working as a hairdresser and milliner, he turned his hand to fashion. In 1981 he got the chance to work for Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi. Lagerfeld advised Peugnet to change his surname … Continue reading

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The Sin of Stretching the Dollar

According to Leviticus 19:19: “…Thou shalt not… wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.” This Old Testament law may not carry any religious weight today, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be consequences by ignoring it. … Continue reading

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Fashion and furniture

Spandex (an anagram of ‘expands’) was co-invented in 1959 by chemists C. L. Sandquist and Joseph Shivers at DuPont’s laboratory in Virgina as a replacement for rubber in corsetry. Also known as lycra, the super stretchy synthetic fabric was being … Continue reading

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